Rachel Tessman is an amazing artist-She is particularly amazing using project life layouts-but sweet and stunning cards are her specialty. In todays CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) I loved her take on using the cute new Basket bunch stamp and die bundle.
I used one of the flowers in an earlier card this week (see it HERE) but hadn't really had an opportunity to explore his sets versatility until today. I particularly like the sets cute cartoon-y style. My CASE of Rachel's card shows how much I fell in love with her cards-I copied the layout almost exactly, used similar colours, and stamp set. I had a BLAST today playing with this set!! I hope you feel inspired too!
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Here is my version:
|My case of Rachel's card.|
|Basket Bunch and the Basket builder die bundle!|
Tips and tricks:
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- TO THESE CARDS YOU WILL NEED-Falling petals embossing folder, water colour pencils, blender pen, aqua painter, Brights enamel shapes, stitched shape framelits, silver metallic thread, basic pearls, Basket Bunch stamp set, Die brush, Basket builder dies (these can be bundled together to save 10%) CARD STOCK:Whisper white thick (card bases) whisper white (embossed matt), Silver foil card stock, gold card stock ( I paired the gold with the wisteria wonder) Soft sky, Wisteria wonder, and Daffodil delight INKS:Basic black archival ADHESIVES-Multipurpose liquid adhesive, Dimensionals
- The card sizes are:
- Thick Whisper white card base-14.9 x 21 cm (half an A4)
- Whisper white (for embossing)-9.5 x x13.9cm
- Wisteria wonder/soft sky/Daffodil delight matt-6.5 x 10 cm
- Gold/silver foil card stock-7 x 10cm
- Using the sponge method for applying glue (see it HERE) Its amazing on Vellum, and intricate die cuts, but will stop any oozing of glue between grass/flowers and ensuring a professional, non "sticky" result.
- If you use the thicker whisper white to run through the embossing folder with your big shot- spritzer with a little water will ensure no "cracking" of the card stock. I prefer to use the thinner whisper white for embossing
- Running multiple dies through the big shot saves time. use washi tape to ensure no movement of the die to get a lovely even cut.
- When using the water colour pencils, if you wet the pencil, or pre wet the card stock, before laying down colour, you will get a much denser colour layer on your card stock. See the 14 min tutorial of me water colouring in the video below- I AM NOT ANYTHING CLOSE TO BEING GREAT AT WATER COLOURING. I want to stress this point. But, I am very actively learning currently. I LOVE water colouring , and have learned lots, but there is still so much to learn. Why not learn with me, and watch my video?
I hope you enjoyed today Post, I had a great deal of fun Making these cards-I'd love to hear your thoughts on the video tutorial of how I made them, and the process I went through to design them.
Of course, It was helped by the fact we were CASING Rachel and the layout and stamp/die set was already chosen-but I HADNT pre-made these cards when I filmed this, and you see me indecisively deciding on the layout of the cards, particularly the carrot one. (not something I feature a lot-or ever- in any of my cards!)
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Have a great week ahead, and pop by for more creative therapy soon!